BREAKING THE SILENCE SURROUNDING CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

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GOALS

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Share Stories

Many survivors find power in sharing their stories.

LCSN was created with the intent of providing a place for survivors to share their stories anonymously without fear of retaliation from the institutions they belong to.

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Provide Support

LCSN is dedicated to providing peer support through the "Letters to Survivors" series and by creating a safe community for survivors to connect with each other.

LCSN also works to make survivors aware of local and national resources available to them.

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Educate

Campus sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual violence are complicated issues that aren't discussed enough. 

LCSN creates educational blog posts and Instagram graphics to educate on these issues.

 
 

ABOUT

Hi everyone! My name is Alexandra Zimmer and I am a 2019 graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. During my time in undergrad, I was involved with many organizations that sought to provide services and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including local nonprofits, my sorority Alpha Chi Omega, Guardian ad Litem, and internships in the State Attorneys Office, as well as co-founding the Florida Southern College Chapter of the No More Campaign Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as an alumna with one of my sisters.

I created the Lakeland Collegiate Survivor Network (LCSN) in 2021 with the objective of providing a place for survivors of campus sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual violence and their allies in Lakeland, Florida to share their stories of survival while also informing them of their options for local resources and their rights as survivors.

 

I now also try to use LCSN to educate anyone who comes across us on Instagram or this website on the various aspects of domestic and sexual violence like rape culture, the effects of social media, experiences of the LGTBQ+ and BIPOC communities, Title IX, mental health, and anything else that needs to be talked about more.

There is power in being present in the fight against violence. Sometimes you don't want to be helped, you just want to be heard - Lakeland Collegiate Survivor Network strives to do all of the above.

1 in 5

women report being sexually assaulted in college.

80%

of campus sexual assault goes unreported.

1 in 7

men experience domestic violence.

~50%

of TGQN people experience intimate partner violence.

 

EDUCATION

 

SURVIVOR STORIES

 

LETTERS TO SURVIVORS

 

RESOURCES

Florida Southern College Title IX Coordinators

1 (863) 680-3694

1 (863) 680-6221

1 (863) 680-6216

Southeastern

University

Title IX

Coordinator

1 (863) 667-5236

Polk State College

Title IX 

Coordinators

1 (863) 292-3602 -

Winter Haven Campus

1 (863) 205-8247 -

Lakeland Campus

Peace River Center

Main Line: 1 (863) 519-0575

24-Hour Emotional Support/Mental Health Crisis Line: 1 (863) 519-3744

24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (863) 413-2707

24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line:

1 (863) 386-1167 - 

Hardee/Highlands

1 (863) 413-2700 - 

Polk

Victims Services Main Line: 

1 (863) 413-2708

Make An Appointment:

1 (863) 248-3311

Red Tent Initiatve

1 (813) 424-0652

Pieces to Peace Counseling

1 (863) 651-7696

Lakeland Trans Support Community

lakelandlgbttherapy.com/trans-support-group

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline

1 (800) 500-1199

Find a Domestic Violence Shelter

Near You

domesticshelters.org

National Domestic Violence Center Hotline

1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1 (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Dating Abuse Hotline

call or text "loveis" to

1 (866) 331-9474

The Trevor

Project

1 (866) 488-7386

Zebra Coalition | LGBTQ+ Youth Support

1 (407) 228-1446

Know Your Title IX

Resources

knowyourix.org

Lakeland Police Department Victim Assistance Program

1 (863) 834-6903

Polk County Sheriff's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program

1 (863) 401-2226

 

CONTACT US

Follow and DM us on Instagram at

@LKLDCollegiateSurvivorNTWK

E-mail us at

LKLDCollegiateSurvivorNTWK@gmail.com

Get in Touch

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